After a long wait of 3 days, Sridevi’s mortal remains finally reach at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2018
It was reported that Anil Ambani had chartered the plane for the Kapoors. Actor Anil Kapoor, Sridevi’s brother-in-law, waited with other family and friends at the airport.
The procedures for repatriation took longer than expected because the Dubai Police in its forensic report put the cause of death as ‘accidental drowning’ and not cardiac arrest as was earlier reported.
54-year-old veteran actress Sridevi passes away on February 24, 2018, in Dubai. The autopsy concluded Sridevi lost consciousness and died from ‘accidental drowning’ in her hotel bathtub late on Saturday night.
A spokesperson of Kapoor family issued an official statement on behalf of the family, which states, “On behalf of Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor, the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families, a sincere thanks to the media for your continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment. Condolences and last respects to be held on 28th Feb Wednesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at Celebration Sports Club, Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400053. The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans. The cremation will be held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West from 3.30 pm onwards.”
The spokesperson also issued another official statement, which reads, “Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor and the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families are deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. Late Sridevi Kapoor passed away in Dubai, UAE, on Saturday February 24th. We thank the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief. We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother.”